Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 349971
Unuseable screen resolution in anaconda. May be X problem.
Last modified: 2018-04-11 09:48:29 EDT
Description of problem:
When anaconda brings up X the resulting screen is about 3"x5" and totally
unreadable. Because the live disk segfaults during boot I can't check if this
problem is present there also. F7 works fine on this hardware.
GeForce 8600 GT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the iso image.
Have you tried to install in text mode (write "linux text" on the initial
command prompt)? If you managed to do that, do you have X running?
/var/log/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf attached to this bug as separate
uncompressed attachments would be very helpful. Thank you.
Created attachment 238511 [details]
f8test3 xorg.conf file
Created attachment 238521 [details]
f8test3 xorg.conf file
The text mode install works -- well, it wants to install grub on my MBR, tsk,
tsk -- but it won't boot on account of bug #252443, so all I have is the
xorg.conf file and it doesn't look very useful. F7 works fine on this system,
although I haven't tried the nv driver recently. I think there was a message
about an unrecognized device when anaconda did the video probe, so maybe the nv
driver has changed.
I'll try moving a different kernel over to fc8 and see if I can get it to boot.
OK, fc8 booted with 220.127.116.11 patched with the cfs updates. X came up as expected
after I edited inittab and turned off SELinux (which tossed a bunch of
complaints but allowed X to run). I've attached Xorg.0.log.
Created attachment 240201 [details]
Xorg.0.log from successful boot
I still get occasional X failures, my screen comes up black when gdm starts and
displays the error message "can not display this mode". I will attach the
Xorg.0.log files from both a successful and failed boot. The differences are
small, but maybe they will tell you something.
Created attachment 240971 [details]
I pushed the reset button here after waiting a bit. So I hope this log is
Created attachment 240981 [details]
This problem is replicated in f9-preview, except the resolution is usable. I
have a 1920x1200 screen and it looks fine after install, but during install the
screen is about 480 pixels high and expanded to the full screen width.
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